VOTES are in and Pablo Iglesias is now the official secretary general for the recently-founded anti-corruption Podemos political party.
Out of 61 candidates and 107,488 voters, Iglesias won with a whooping 96,87% majority of 9,5311 votes while Alvaro Monge Artal came in second with 995 votes (1,01%).
Although it shows that 9101 voters (8,47%) submitted a blank vote, Podemos’ technical team does not seem to have included those in the results on their website.
The elected governing bodies for their Citizen Council include Juan Carlos Wallet, Carolina Bescansa, Inigo Errejon and Luis Alegre, who were among the 62 members selected out of 942 candidates.
Finally the ‘Commission of Democratic Guarantees’ includes Gloria Elizo, Raquel Huerta Bravo, Denis Thomas Maguire and Manuel Maroto among the 10 chosen candidates out of 248.
There were 5439 (5.06%) blank votes submitted for the Citizen Council and 13,982 (13.01%) for the ‘Committee for Democratic Guarantees’.
The results were announced at the party’s Citizen Assembly ending with Iglesias’ position on Saturday.
There are currently 224,135 registered Podemos members.